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Simon John James

Professor of Victorian Fiction, Durham University

My research interests are largely in the literary culture of the 19th- and early 20th-century periods, especially late Victorian and Edwardian fiction.

I have published on George Gissing, H G Wells, Marie Corelli, George du Maurier and Evelyn Waugh. Current research also includes a monograph on the male bond in fin-de-siècle literature, and an interdisciplinary project on time, memory and consciousness in Dickens.


  • –present
    Professor of Victorian fiction, Durham University


  • 1997 
    Cambridge, Phd